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Colorado Chris

Colorado Chris

Denver, CO

Colorado Chris's Passions

Road Biking
Mountain Biking

Colorado Chris's Bio

Riding Denver frontrange, Copper, Vail, Grand jct, Fruita, Moab all year...

Colorado Chris

Colorado Chriswrote a review of on September 21, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

So I have a Kali helmet that was the "lightest" a few years ago. I picked up this helmet at the shop yesterday and was blown away. I thought maybe it was a kids helmet or something was wrong with it since it was so light. I did not get the chance to try it on; nor do I own it but I wanted folks to know this think has got to be the lightest full face bike helmet on the market right now.

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Colorado Chriswrote a review of on January 16, 2018

2 5

Ive had maca before in a mix. powerful and does give a kick but i did not get a kick from this bar. I thought it was expensive for what your buying. its a small bar. not a huge "candy" bar by any means. Its a one time serving to me. I love Vega stuff but this was sort of a let down. It almost tasted old so maybe I got an older bar. I don't remember seeing an expiration date on it....

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Colorado Chriswrote a review of on January 16, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Okay this thing arrived and I was none too happy. the canister is tiny compared to others such as scratch/osmo. I thought it was a joke at first since I got it on sale. BUT this is super duper concentrated stuff. Its lasted way longer than any scratch/osmo. It only takes a small included scoop in your normal water bottle size. NO MORE. Do not add more thinking it's such a small scoop. 1 scoop will do it and it tastes great. Only downfall is cost but it does last 2-3 times longer then all the other hydrators...I'm ordering my second batch soon but this small container just does not stop making my drink!

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Colorado Chriswrote a review of on April 13, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Fit is spot on with chart. I find alot of gloves last 4-5 rides and start to fall apart. These have held up well considering they are a very thin glove that is meant for hot weather and good tactile feel of the grip. They are not mad max protection. As most know you should probably have 2-3 pairs of mountain bike gloves especially for those important week trips to moab, etc. Then you and rotate them so no major blisters form. I'll get another pair of these when mine wear out.

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Colorado Chriswrote a review of on August 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I installed on an ibis hd3 with kev integra dropper. I used my dropper before but couldn't reach up and over bar on the kev lever once I was in a tight situation. With this lever I am dropping my post more often and without the dangers of hand nearly coming off the bar with the old lever! Best upgrade in a long time. Also the lever is smooth and uses the "spring" tension on your post. Came with lever, extra cable to reroute after cutting your old one and pulling it out. Got the orange one so it reminds me even more to use it since it stands out.

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Colorado Chriswrote a review of on May 11, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have the ibis 741's; had conti trail kings and moved to these for recent trip. This tire is night and day compared to conti's. The conti's always had some slip at the edge of the tire but this tire never gave up any grip. Love this tire and held up well on the rocks of moab/fruita

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Colorado Chriswrote a review of on May 11, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had continental trail kings before; went with this mounted on my IBIS 741 and all I can say is that its a whole different riding experience. Its being used as a front tire. There is no end to the grip in the corners. Its made for the extra wide 741's so if you have wide rims this is the tire to get. Yes the price is painful for bike tires but its the only tire I will use now. Held up well to the rocks of moab/fruita. Its not really a 2.5 but its still a large volume tire. I rode with 20 psi.

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Colorado Chriswrote a review of on May 1, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is really a elbow and forearm protection. Others just give you elbow protection. These have been used for over a year; starting to wear on the elastic a little but its expected. Stay put well for me. Never slides and interferes with wrist/hands. Flexible protection; not hard. Highly recommend. I broke my ulna and needed something to cover the entire forearm; nothing else out there did that in "soft" form which is what I prefer.

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Colorado Chriswrote a review of on April 12, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Yes this tool fits the narrow 20mm adjustable nuts on the Ranchilio Silvia espresso machine OPV valve. Its what adjusts the pressure/bars on the machine! I'm sure others here own the Silvia as all cyclist like espresso! other wrenches are tool large to work so these narrow wrenches work well

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Colorado Chriswrote a review of on December 8, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wanted a bright shoe and boy these do not disappoint. They are orange but then giro turns up the volume to 10 orange as they almost glow in the dark. I have a 8.5 foot; 42 fit perfectly. I had older SLX and loved them also. Getting hit by car now makes me want to be more "visible". Ventilation is great. No hot spots. Lighter than any sidi. I rode sidi for over 15 yrs; once I tried giro shoes I've never went back to the higher stack/heavier sidi's. Just make sure you like orange.

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Colorado Chriswrote a review of on December 8, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I presently have the giro privateer shoes (not the HV). They fit like a glove the minute I put them on. I wanted something to replace my 3 yo shoes and thought these would fit well as it stayed in the giro family. Wrong. Very slim fit. I have 42 in all giro shoes (mult road shoes also in 42). The privateer were 42 also. These went on and felt wrong the moment I put them on. Too slim overall. I sat with them on while watching tv to see if I needed to just get use to them. No go. Never worked and have been sent back. I thought about moving up to 42.5 or 43 but I think it will be too long and still too narrow. I really wanted to like them as they are much nicer shoe than the privateer and much much lighter! Oh well, back to the privateer (I just hope they didn't change the sizing on that shoe with the new model). Just FYI; I rode sidi for 15 yrs and tried other brands from time to time but it was Giro that made me move from Heavy sidi's to Giro.

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Colorado Chriswrote a review of on July 18, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have tried the other "environmentally sound" latex products; none work. This works. They did go more environmental but it still works but you will have to fill up your mtn bike tires 2-3 times a season rather than the 1 time a season with the older less environmental products. But this works when you get a nick, pinch, goat head, etc. The other brand I tried from Italy just shot out the tire until it was flat. Never again!

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Colorado Chriswrote a review of on July 18, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I typically buy my coffee a Pablos in Denver; they roast them local and typically get it fresh so my expectations for this coffee was pretty low as I suspected it would be "old" but it arrived fresh and this espresso blend brewed up nicely in my silvia ranchilio machine. Good creme on each pull so for the price its a no brainer to add to your order

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Colorado Chriswrote a review of on July 17, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Okay it may sound minor but wow! who was the brain child of the large and nearly impossible white sticker on the side of this bottle. I'm giving it a 2 only b/c of this sticker so if anyone is listening at the company then remove this from all future shipments and I'll order another bottle on my next order. If not I'lll pass. I had to rip small pieces off and that was just the surface of the sticker; I still have to try and remove the "sticky" part; soaked in water all night and still not easy. I'd be embarrassed if I purchased to give as a gift just b/c of this sticker. Sticker on shipment July 13th, 2015

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Colorado Chriswrote a review of on July 10, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

That is the question I get all the time with this 2.4 tire on the front of my ibis mojo hd3 with ibis 741 wheels. Its huge. I'm sure the rims play a significant role but its ridiculous the size. Now the bad part is that its a bear to get onto that same ibis 741 rim. I do all my maintenance for years so I know how to put on a tire but this thing took me 30 mins of massaging it onto the tire and warming it with a hairdryer. Yes its that hard but the reward is sweet grip for days on a true MOTO tire. I don't need 27+ or 29+ when I have this tire on the ibis rims. Truly you don't need them as this tire is the perfect size.

I ride front range stuff in Denver and fruita/moab and it works great in all locations. Even some rain soaked moab and it was fine.

I have the 2.2 in back; much easier to mount but not nearly the same size but for the back tire it works great also.

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